For any who are SDCC attendees or hopefuls, in addition to some of the policy changes last year (like needing the previous year’s badge to pre-register), and after the delays we kept getting on pre-registration (remember when CCI told us we could relax at Thanksgiving, and then again near Christmas) the good informative folks at The Unofficial Comic-Con Blog tell us there’s been a bit of a game changer!
According to the SDCC Unofficial Blog and the CCI website, there are NO 4-Day Badges! For those pre-registering (and likely for general registration as well) that means that to go all four days you’ll have to purchase all four days individually. Where does that leave the joys of Preview Night, you ask? Preview Night will be a purchasable option (see below for prices) only for those that have purchased all four days.
This is from CCI’s website, at the time of this posting.
COMIC-CON 2014 PRICES
|BADGE TYPE||Adult||Junior**||U.S. Military /
This means that for an adult going all four days and Preview Night the cost would be $200.00, which is higher than last year. Last year Preview Night was only $25, and the rest of the con was only $150.00, so this year will be $25 more total. While CCI is a non-profit, I can’t help but wonder why raise the prices,after the awesome deal they made with the city of San Diego to keep the con there till 2016. After all, that deal is already saving them tons.
It’ll worsen hotel situation if it results in more unique badgeholders, including people staying nights for days not attending. Bad. Idea.
— Anne Kirn (@house_of_darkly) January 10, 2014
and pointing out the fact that people come all over the world for SDCC, and missing out on even one day an be a huge deal. As one who only travels from a state away I can understand the frustration:
…single-day passes only? Yes because we fly cross-country or around the world but want to go to the zoo Sat. SDCC registration has lost it — Anne Kirn (@house_of_darkly) January 10, 2014
But those who know they can only go 2 days will hopefully now only buy those 2 days, which frees up the other 2 days to other people. #SDCC
— danregal (@danregal) January 10, 2014